Once for Playhouse

June 24, 2019 | By | Reply More

May 2020 dates for award-winning musical

Tickets have gone on sale for the first UK tour of award-winning musical, Once, based on the film of the same name, which will play the Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2020.

The show opens in Croydon for Christmas this year and is currently booked for 24 dates, including the Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 May 2020 and continuing to the Glasgow King’s from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 July.

Emma Lucia as Girl and Daniel Healy as Guy. Pic: Production

Once tells the uplifting yet yearning story of two lost souls – a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician – who unexpectedly fall in love. Following their relationship across five short days, big changes happen to both of them in little ways.

Celebrated for its original score including the Oscar-winning song Falling Slowly, Once has won awards across the world including, a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, eight Tony Awards and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

The cast will be led by Daniel Healy as Guy and Emma Lucia as Girl, who return to the roles after receiving critical and audience acclaim in the production’s premiere last year at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.

Originally hailing from Loch Lomond, Daniel Healy is a singer-songwriter, musician and actor, who has co-written songs for multi-platinum artist Ronan Keating including the single Breathe, which topped the BBC Radio 2 Playlist. Theatre credits include Backbeat (Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre, West End, Toronto, Los Angeles) and Once in the West End. TV credits include Chewin’ the Fat, River City, and Taggart.

professional debut

Emma Lucia made her professional debut as Marilyn and understudying Carole King in the UK Tour of Beautiful, before taking on the role of Girl in Once.

The tour is directed by Peter Rowe with set and costume design by Libby Watson, musical supervision by Ben Goddard, choreography by Francesca Jaynes, lighting design by Mark Dymock, sound design by James Cook, projection design by Peter Hazelwood and orchestrations by Martin Lowe.

Based on director and writer John Carney’s 2007 Irish indie feature, shot on a budget of just €180,000, Once premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2011 before transferring to Broadway in 2012 under the helm of former National Theatre Scotland Associate Director, John Tiffany.

It won eight Tony Awards on Broadway, including Best Musical, as well as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. The West End production in 2013 received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Once has a Book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh. Music and Lyrics are by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.

Further casting details and touring dates are to be announced.

Listing

Once
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014.
Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 2020
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Weds, Sat: 2.30pm. 
Tickets and details: Book here.

Once on tour 2020:
Thu 19 Dec 2019 – Sat 11 Jan 2020 Croydon
Fairfield Halls
020 3292 0002 Book online
Mon 13 – Sat 18 Jan 2020 Southend
Cliffs Pavilion
01702 351135 Book online
Mon 20 – Sat 25 Jan 2020 Liverpool
Empire
0844 871 3017* Book online
Mon 3 – Sat 8 Feb 2020 York
Grand Opera House
0844 871 3024* Book online
Mon 10 – Sat 15 Feb 2020 Woking
New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645* Book online
Mon 17 – Sat 22 Feb 2020 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652* Book online
Mon 2 – Sat 7 Mar 2020 Bath
Theatre Royal
01225 448844 Book online
Tue 10 – Sat 14 Mar 2020 Coventry
Belgrade
024 7655 3055 On Sale Soon
Tue 17 – Sat 21 Mar 2020 Stoke-On-Trent
Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649* Book online
Mon 23 – Sat 28 Mar 2020 Malvern
Theatres
01684 892277 Book online
Mon 30 Mar – Sat 4 Apr 2020 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 On Sale 23 Jul
Mon 6 – Sat 11 Apr 2020 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
Tue 14 – Sat 18 Apr 2020 Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020* Book online
Mon 20 – Sat 25 Apr 2020 Brighton
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7650* Book online
Tue 5 – Sat 9 May 2020 Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000 Book online
Mon 11 – Sat 16 May 2020 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
Mon 18 – Sat 23 May 2020 Southampton
Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
Tue 26 – Sat 30 May 2020 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014* Book online
Mon 1 – Sat 6 Jun 2020 Birmingham
The Alexandra
0844 871 3011* Book online
Mon 8 – Sat 13 Jun 2020 Canterbury
The Marlowe
01227 787767 Book online
Mon 15 – Sat 20 Jun 2020 Leicester
Curve
0116 242 3560 Book online
Mon 22 – Sat 27 Jun 2020 Salford
The Lowry
0343 2086000 Book online
Mon 6 – Sat 11 Jul 2020 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 267222 Book online
Mon 13 – Sat 18 Jul 2020 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648* Book online

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